Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lists! I Love Lists! Especially Book Lists!

I recently discovered a blog that I'm now looking at every day. It's called FLASHLIGHT WORTHY, describing itself as "Handpicked Book Recommendations on Hundreds of Topics."

The Flashlight Worthy bloggers say they're "Recommending books so good, they'll keep you up past your bedtime." They explain, 

Why Flashlight Worthy Exists

Amazon sells every book in print, but the choice can be overwhelming. Flashlight Worthy is here to help: We don't list the best selling books — we list the best books. We don't list 6,072 results when you search for John Irving (including 251 versions of Garp!) — we list only his best books just once. We don't make you hunt around for hours to find the very best books on parenting — we do the work for you. Flashlight Worthy is nothing but thoughtful, hand-picked recommendations... Organized into hundreds of useful, interesting, fun lists... And all we do is books. :)

Every day, a new list, with a bit of commentary. How about these:

Just a sampling.

There is even a Questions & Answers page, where you can ask other readers for recommendations of specific types of books, or other book-related info.

I love reading the lists, and making notes about books to add to my (already immense) TBR shelves. I like seeing how many of the books on the lists I've already read, too, and whether my opinion matches theirs. It's a book nerd's delight.














Peter said...

Hey, thanks for the kind words! Glad you like the site. May I ask you to drop me a line at I have a quick question.

(The guy who runs Flashlight Worthy)
Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations
Recommending books so good, they'll keep you up past your bedtime. ;-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like they're doing a lot of work so the rest of us don't have to. I'll have to check it out.

Lana Gramlich said...

Sometimes your local library will have similar lists (or even whole books on the subject.)